AGM and Awards Ceremony 2017

On Friday 1st December the club got together at the Henley Cricket Club to celebrate the years successes, and also to confirm the committee for next year.

Retiring Committee members were;

Stephen Butcher (TT)- after re-vitalising the club TT’s this year, with record attendance, it required 3 people to replace him!

Martin Merryweather (Road Race Organiser) – Martin arranged and ran the National Junior Road Races this year, one of the biggest events held in the area!

Paul Elcock (ORRL Rep) – after a stellar year racing (more on that later) Paul is moving over to local team ZeroBC.

New new committee was vote in un-opposed. There are still some vacancies, and if you’re interested in supporting the club in one of these roles, please contact chairman Blackett.

Position Candidate standing
Chair Blackett Ditchburn
Membership Paul Tong
Kit Adrian Turner
TT Phil Reed
TT Matt Hayden
TT Martin Cairns
BC matters Martin Merryweather
Website/ Road expert Pete Ganderton
Vacant ORRL Road race captain
Vacant Road Race organiser
CX/ MTB Rob Spragg
Club Ride Graeme Taylor
Treasurer Robin Hughes
Club captain Rob Friend

With the formalities done, it was time to start handing out the awards, as well as brief reports on all areas of the club’s activities.

Lydia Brookes and Lisa Johnson with their trophies

Lydia Brookes and Lisa Johnson with their trophies

Sportive Award

Winner – Lisa Johnson, for outstanding endurance and willpower during teh ride over the length of Italy, including having to be lifted onto her bike after crashing!

Cyclocross Award

Winner – Lydia Brookes, for outstanding performances in the Central and Wessex league, including a race win at the Welwyn Wheelers event

Track Award

Winner – John Rayner, for consistent track performances in LVRC all year. Special mention to Ryan Davies (more on that later!)

Road Race Award

Paul Elcock with one of his many awards from the evening

Paul Elcock with one of his many awards from the evening

Winner – Paul Elcock, for strong performances across teh year, including a win in the North Wales KOM Race, and also being top points scorer for GS Henley in the ORRL league.

Chairmans Award

Winner – Paul Elcock – for exceptional cross-discipline efforts (Road, TT and Cyclocross), and also for huge amounts of work behind the scenes helping run the ORRL league, sorting out ascpets of club kit, nad being an active committee member

 

 

Matt Hayden and Martin Cairns with the Club TT Awards

Matt Hayden and Martin Cairns with the Club TT Awards

Time Trialling Awards

Club TT League (Men) – Martin Cairns

Club TT League (Road Bike, Men)  – Matt Hayden

Club TT League (Women) – Lauren Davies

Club TT League (Road Bike, Women) – Judith Byrne

Pete Harrison, showing off his National Champs jersey

Pete Harrison, showing off his National Champs jersey

Open TT Award – Pete Harrison, for taking the National 12-Hour Championship, with a fairly stunning distance of over 312km. Pete was also presented with his National Jersey, as the event had taken about 3 weeks to confirm final distances and results.

 

 

Ryan Davies, with his Hour Record jersey

Ryan Davies, with his Hour Record jersey

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Ryan Davies – for setting a new World Hour Record for the 30-34 Age Group, at 48.234km in Newport

Paul Elcock – for winning the National Circuit TT Championship at Thruxton

Martin Merryweather – for organising the Junior National Road Race Championships

Pete Ganderton – for leading the ORRL Road Race team to league victory

 

 

 

We then had a fascinating talk from Sam Hayes, who this year rode the length of the UK coastline, visiting every lighthouse! An amazing feat of endurance, with some real high’s and lows. He did it all in support of C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably), and if you’d like to help in his charity-raising efforts you can donate here

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